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KSD Rokpa, Basement Room
7 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6DR
Monday 30th October 2017, 7.00pm -
Monday 6th November 2017, 7.00pm -
Monday 13th November 2017, 7.00pm -
Admission charge including materials
16+ (due to restriction of the building)
We will practice calligraphy with traditional Japanese sumi ink and fude brushes on washi paper, suitable for beginners.
Beginning simply making marks with the ink, then working from inspiring Chinese and Japanese characters each night, relating to meditation, Buddhism or nature, such as:
月 tsuki – moon
安楽 anraku – peace and joy
秋 aki – autumn
夢 yume – dream/ illusion
This is a practice where we can enjoy using ink and brushes, and be immersed in the moment of drawing the character, embracing our imperfections and nurturing our creativity and expression.
With demonstrations and friendly help from artist Blair Thomson, who is a member of Glasgow Zen Group and studied Sho and markmaking in Osawano, Japan with calligraphy Master Wakabayashi.
Great for folk with an interest in Zen or Buddhism or in Japanese and Chinese arts, no previous experience is needed. Booking is not necessary and you can come early for a cup of tea, if you would like to find out more please contact us.